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Weekend Masses
Saturday - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.

Confessions
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m.

Pastoral Care Outreach


Outreach

Sobriety Sisters

Sobriety Sisters AA is an all women’s Alcoholics Anonymous Group and a “big Book” study group. Any woman who has a desire to stop drinking alcohol or stop using mood-altering drugs is invited. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Contact person Lois M. 763.427.5848.

Alcoholics Anonymous For Men

This AA men’s group is held on Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Nursery.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Christmas Basket – Sign Up by December 11

If you are a registered parishioner and would like a Christmas Basket, contact Kathleen at khowland@epiphanymn.org or call 763.862.4347 by December 11.

Birthright, a pro-life organization, provides caring support for women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy. The group provides pregnancy tests, referrals for food, medical assistance, and other provisions that are needed.  24/7 HELPLINE 1.800.550.4900

Friendship, Help, Hope

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy no matter what the problem may be. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

Some of the issues a pregnant woman may face can be how to afford this child or adding another child to the family, how to parent a newborn child and where and how to obtain prenatal care. Other issues of concern may be telling parents that a teen is pregnant or dealing with a significant other. Client advisors at Birthright are prepared to help you address any or all of these concerns.

Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself.

Epiphany has been blessed with a multitude of volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents to allow us as a church to help others less fortunate.

We ask of you…

Epiphany Care Fund supports Epiphany families who are disadvantaged and struggling with difficult life circumstances.  You do need to be an active parishioner at the Church of the Epiphany and we ask that you volunteer a few times during the year.

The Care Fund provides limited assistance in helping parishioners pay their utility bills, medical bills, provides food on a regular basis, and distributes CUB and gas cards on a limited basis. Disbursements from the Care Fund are intended to meet short term, often one-time needs of Epiphany families, with the exception of receiving groceries. We do payments for utilities (Gas, Electric, Water, Garbage) for parishioners. Most food orders consist of a Cub card, two-three weeks’ worth of groceries, along with personal care items.

We Care Program, offers support to people who need groceries from our food shelf, groceries & medicine picked up, housekeeping duties, mowing/raking

Free to Be (Car Care Saturday) people in the community receive cars that have been donated and repaired. We support them with a financial donation.

Epiphany Caring for Life (food requests, baby clothes, support for housing, & Holiday Baskets). We have an ongoing collection for Caring for Life.

Family Table (food & personal care items) serve about 150-200 people every month

Family Promise (food & personal care items)

Street People Ministry (Sharing & Caring Hands) (food) prepare food on Fri deliver Sat morning to Caring & Sharing Hands. Care Fund pays for the food needed for this program.

Community Emergency Action Program (CEAP) (monthly donation)

Thanksgiving & Christmas Basket Program– supported over 165 families for each program, last year. We also do Easter Baskets.

Prayer Shawl Ministry-reimburses for yarn-we give to people (adults & children) who are ill, going through chemo, elderly. This program lets people who are Homebound be involved as I give them the yarn and they work on it at home.

Coon Rapids Senior High Food Shelf-food shelf student support.

Crossroads Alternative School Holiday Baskets-ongoing food shelf support, sends a donation to help with their needs at Conference time to provide a meal for the parents & students.

Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School We do food assistance along with school supplies, personal care items.

Brothers of Peace has a St Paul food shelf that supports 400 families & homeless people with food and personal care food shelf donations — Epiphany is their main support

Carmelite Sisters – food support once a month — 16 Sisters in Lake Elmo

Eagle’s Healing Nest – supports Vets going through tough time-in Northern MN

Epiphany Caring for Life ( ECL) offers personal support, resources and information to women experiencing unplanned or difficult pregnancies. The goal is to enable them to choose life. Angels Wings, a part of ECL, offers miscarriage support. Please call our 24-hour hotline at 612.803.2225.

Resources

We can provide for you, baby clothes, baby equipment, maternity clothing, pack and play/car seat. You will need to fill out a crib_application before receiving the crib.

For more information on support groups for divorced and separated people please visit St. Timothy Catholic Church website for information on their extensive programs or call them at 763.784.1329.

The Epiphany Food Shelf provides emergency groceries to all registered Epiphany Parishioners.  Our shelves are stocked from donations from parishioners and local business. Contact Kathleen at 763.862.4347 for more information.

Food Shelf Needs

Boxed mashed potatoes, sugar (5# bag), pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce and spaghetti, macaroni & cheese, pickles, Personal care items such as bar soap, Shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper.

Monetary donations payable to Epiphany Care Fund memo line Food Shelf. Place in Mass collection baskets or drop off or mailed to the parish office.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off in the cart by the Gift Center in the church foyer or the parish office. Turkeys may be brought to parish office as we have freezer space available.

Family Promise of Anoka County (FPAC) is a non-profit interfaith hospitality network providing temporary shelter, hospitality and case management for families with dependent children experiencing homelessness.

In collaboration with 18 congregations and hundreds of volunteers, Family Promise of Anoka County provides hope during a time of hopelessness, safety during a time of uncertainty and dreams realized during a time of darkness for families experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers Needed

Epiphany provides this service during spring and fall school breaks and once in the summer. If you would like to get involved in the Family Promise ministry you will need to have a background check, signed code of conduct and VIRTUS Training. Please contact Bobbi at bdaignault@epiphanymn.org or 763.755.1020 and she’ll help you through the process.

Supporting Families

We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Our interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need by:

  • Offering temporary emergency shelter
  • Supporting families with advocacy to find permanent, stable homes
  • Providing ongoing supportive services to help families maintain financial, family and personal stability

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people will be staying?
Possibly four families or 15 people

How many volunteers need to spend the night?
Two

Will there be special training?
Training will be provided and discussed.

What will the families do each night?
They arrive at 5:30 p.m. and supper is served at 6 p.m.  Evening activities may include but not limited to: homework assistance, prepare bag-lunches, evening chores and prepare for bed.

Epiphany Family Table serves a free meal the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Epiphany School Cafeteria.  For more information contact Jean Mackey 763.862.4364.  All Are Welcome!

Volunteers Needed

We need people to prepare food, set up, welcome our guests, serve, and clean up. This is also a great way for your confirmation student to get service hours.

Before you volunteer for Family Table or any ministry at Epiphany you will need to have a background check, code of conduct and VIRTUS training on file. Please contact Bobbi at bdaignault@epiphanymn.org or 763.755.1020 to find out if you are compliant.

Established in 2012

Our first meal was about 95 people and we now serve anywhere from 170 – 200 people. The meals are prepared by volunteers who start cooking at 2:00 in the afternoon and are ready when we open the doors at 5:30 p.m. Our other volunteers set the tables, put up signs, make the coffee, prepare the dessert table and greet the guests. All desserts and bread are donated by Panera Bread, Cub Foods or Starbucks. These items have outlived their shelf life for these organizations but are still very delicious for us.

The North Metro Grief Support Coalition is a collaboration of northern Anoka area congregations and the Faith Community Nurse Program of Mercy and Unity Hospitals. For recorded information call 763.413.2985. For questions contact Kathleen at 763.862.4347.

Grief to Grace

Grief to Grace is a four to five day psychological and spiritual journey providing safety and support for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It is appropriate for those who have endured rape, incest, or other forms of traumatic violation in childhood, adolescence or as an adult. It is also suitable for those who have suffered abuse by a member of the clergy. This model of care provides therapy for the soul.

This effective healing process combines Living Scripture with journaling, group activity and discussion, therapeutic facilitation, cognitive restructuring and grief work. It is a pilgrimage to discover the love, tenderness, belonging, safety, joy and peace that are often missing from the stories of abuse victims.

Please contact Diane at diane@grieftograce.org for questions and to find your local Grief to Grace location.

Return unwrapped gifts by December 14

Gift tags for the Jesse Tree are available in the church foyer. Return your unwrapped gift to the foyer or bring to the parish office by December 14. You do not need a tag to donate a gift. Questions contact 763.862.4347. We especially need gifts for teenagers 14 to 19 (girls & boys) Thank you for the many ways you support our Basket Programs.

Is someone you care about affected by memory loss? Our support group is a place where ideas, struggles and hope can be shared. It has been proven to be an excellent place to find information, education, friendship and support. For more information please contact Epiphany Senior Housing at 763.772.1066.

Epiphany Senior Housing

Epiphany Senior Housing is carefully designed to serve our residents and their visitors. They can visit any of the gathering rooms, reserve our private dining room for special-occasion family meals, and enjoy lovely views of the beautifully landscaped grounds that surround our residence.

seniorhouse

The Prayer Shawl Ministry uses yarn to create beautiful prayer shawls to comfort and warm those in need. For instance: those working through cancer treatment, significant illness, the loss of a loved one–people who would benefit from being wrapped in prayers and love. All shawls are blessed before going out to individuals. After the prayer shawl is no longer needed, if it remains in good condition, then it is passed onto another who needs the warmth, prayers and love.

This committee shares a fundamental belief in the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all life. Using Scripture, we educate our parish in an understanding of justice and involvement in life issues. As we grow, we reach out to the community and serve as a catalyst for positive social change. Contact Pat at 763.427.7509 or Tom at 763.227.5504.

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Kathleen Howland

Director of Pastoral Care, 763-862-4347 or khowland@epiphanymn.org